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Thanks to Spartanmag.com for posting my story on Michigan State’s Willie Thrower, the first Black quarterback in the NFL.
Thrower was recruited by Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty — an assistant under Biggie Munn (1947-53) until he was promoted to head coach, 1954-72. Thrower, in the era before freshmen were eligible for the varsity, played for the Spartans from 1950-52.
Michigan State’s Willie Thrower blazed trail for Mahomes and Hurts (on3.com)
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I tell untold stories on Michigan State’s leading role and the true pioneers of college football integration. Click here to read a summary.
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RAYE OF LIGHT
Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the 1ntegration of College Football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans
Foreword by Tony Dungy